TENDER: RICH SMALL
Pennsylvania Regional Winner Vince Polverini has been laying brick for the same company, D.M. Sabia, for the past 19 years. The 39-year-old mason grew up in construction, his father and two brothers are general contractors, and he loves everything there is about his job. “You’re on different projects, looking back at the end of the day, it looks pretty cool. Its time tested, time proven. It will stay there for a long time if you build it right. That’s what I like about it. If you’ve ever been to Italy, you can stand back, the town is 1100 years old and is still functioning, it’s pretty cool,” he said.
Family takes up the majority of Polverini’s time; he’s married with a little boy closing in on three years. “I’d love to practice as much as Scott Tuttle, but I just don’t have the time,” he told us. “Most of the guys in the competition lay brick every day. I mostly lay stone. So I know I’m not going to match what those guys can do.”
This is Polverini’s fourth time competing in the World Championship. Last year he set a goal to lay 640 perfect brick, but didn’t quite hit that mark. This year, he is going for TOP CRAFTSMAN, and hopes to sneak in a few practices before he gets to Las Vegas to give himself a shot.